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IMP Aerospace & Defence introduces IMP Academy

June 20, 2023  By Helicopters Staff

IMP Aerospace & Defence on June 19 announced its introduction of the IMP Academy, which is set to offer training beginning this Fall from two locations, including IMP Aerospace in Enfield, Nova Scotia, and Cascade Aerospace in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

The IMP Academy will offer a tuition-free, four-year “earn and learn” apprenticeship program for those aspiring to achieve a highly technical career as Aircraft Maintenance Technicians.

“I’m proud to introduce the IMP Academy and its tailored blend of classroom and practical skills development,” said David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence. “In our program, apprentices will have the valuable opportunity to apply their newly acquired knowledge in real aircraft MRO industrial settings alongside experienced and skilled technicians. This hands-on experience will allow them to further hone their skills and gain practical expertise in their chosen career with IMP Aerospace & Defence.”

The curriculum, provided by the Canadian Council of Aviation and Aerospace (CCAA) and accepted by Transport Canada, will provide the foundation for the course content. IMP Aerospace explains the academy will offer a complimentary four-week Introduction to Aerospace Skilled Trades course.


Interested candidates can apply to become apprentices at the academy. Successful applicants will be offered employment at IMP Aerospace & Defence, in addition to free enrollment in the Aircraft Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. This program includes four levels of structured computer-based training conducted in classroom settings. These levels, explains IMP Aerospace, are complemented by practical skills development in controlled work environments.

The program aims primarily to engage recent high school graduates from diverse backgrounds, explains the company, including those from under-represented groups in the aerospace industry.

IMP Aerospace & Defence is one of the largest and most established aerospace and defence organizations in Canada, with a workforce of more than 2,400 professionals in various locations across the country. The company supports solutions to military branches, government entities, and commercial operators in the space, air, land, and sea sectors.


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